Vital Football

Latest Sheffield Wednesday News

Owls Increase Wage Budget

Owls Increase Wage Budget

Wednesday boss Brian Laws is set to get a bigger budget to spend on wages next season - with or without investment.

The Owls are one of the lowest spenders in the Championship when it comes to wages, and are in the bottom four in the division, but all that's set to change for the 2009-10 campaign.

The club are set to get extra income from television rights, and have also planned to boost their income through other methods to give the Owls' gaffer extra money to spend to bolster his squad.

Chief executive Nick Parker told the Sheffield Star: 'We have identified revenue streams which will improve our incomes, with the majority of these funds being directed into the playing budget.

Laws has already revealed that he has one eye on next season and has already started his search for new players for next season.

But the cash is also set to be used to keep key players at the club with improved contracts, such as in-demand youngsters Tommy Spurr and Mark Beevers.

The boost in cash to splash on wages will come regardless of whether the club are successful in bringing new investment into S6 before the start of the new campaign in August.

But chairman Lee Strafford has assured Owls fans that the club are doing all they can to secure extra investment - and give Laws even more cash to help him mount a charge for the Championship play-offs next term.



For the very latest Championship odds

Free £15 bet when you spend £5 on The New Football Pools

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Nick
Date:Thursday March 12 2009
Time: 4:47PM

Comments

0
I think you could have used a smiley picture for that one, Nick :)
Auckland Owl
12/03/2009 19:18:00
0
I think you could have used a smiley picture for that one, Nick :)
Auckland Owl
12/03/2009 19:18:00
0
another season ticket con i'm affraid!!
bladesforlife1889
12/03/2009 23:16:00
0
another season ticket con i'm affraid!!
bladesforlife1889
12/03/2009 23:16:00
0
OK, bfl, have your dig. I don't want any complaints from you when you get slated on here: you bring it upon yourself.
Auckland Owl
13/03/2009 01:10:00
0
OK, bfl, have your dig. I don't want any complaints from you when you get slated on here: you bring it upon yourself.
Auckland Owl
13/03/2009 01:10:00
0
YA PROPER SAD PFL!!!! if we get rid of lunt, gilbert, boden and if watsons contract doesnt get renewed that would free up some more wages!!!! i hope small gets a new contract but looks doubtful as hes been loaned to blackpool!!!!
supersibon
13/03/2009 13:47:00
0
YA PROPER SAD PFL!!!! if we get rid of lunt, gilbert, boden and if watsons contract doesnt get renewed that would free up some more wages!!!! i hope small gets a new contract but looks doubtful as hes been loaned to blackpool!!!!
supersibon
13/03/2009 13:47:00
0
your having a laugh supersibon, small another contract he's not interested in playing for us for what i've seen.
ecco owl
13/03/2009 16:37:00
0
your having a laugh supersibon, small another contract he's not interested in playing for us for what i've seen.
ecco owl
13/03/2009 16:37:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Twitter Reaction: Retained List

We look at your tweets following the release of the retained list, for the players coming to the end of their current deals.

Season Tickets Back On Sale

We look at the news that STs are back on sale for the 2017/18 campaign.

New EFL Radio Deal Starts 2017/18

The Football League confirmed yesterday that a new three year deal with Talksport and the BBC had been signed to increase radio broadcast coverage from next season.

Vital Wednesday - 'Get Involved'

We're always by the fans for the fans

Archived Vital Wednesday Articles

Vital Wednesday articles from

Site Journalists

Ed Jepson
Editor email
Profile
Tom Sellers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Are you happy Carlos is staying at S6?
Suggested By: Vital Wednesday
Yes!87%
Indifferent feelings11%
New man by Christmas2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Results (view all)

Sheffield Wednesday Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dooleys left leg6
2.swfcjambo4
3.tonyone1
4.brinsworthowl1
Write for Vital Football